School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Social Research PhD Candidates

Current PhD Candidates

Nahla Hariri

Topic: Accessibility of primary mental health services for women in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Co-supervisor: Dr Husna Razee


Kumiyo Inoue

Topic: Contraception understandings and experiences of Australian women
Supervisors: Professor Juliet Richters and Dr Patrick Rawstorne


Ranmalie Jayasinha

Topic: Second generation New Zealanders in Australia: identity constructions and wellbeing
Supervisors: Dr Joanne Travaglia and Dr Anne Bunde-Birouste


Rajneesh Kaur

Topic: Improving hand hygiene compliance and its clinical implications in hospital-based physicians and physicians-in-training
Co-supervisor: Dr Husna Razee


Lois Meyer

Topic: Narratives of professional formation in public health: a case study
Supervisors: Associate Professor Jan Ritchie, Dr Joanne Travaglia and Dr Lynne Madden, NSW Ministry of Health


Shanti Raman

Topic: Improving perinatal outcomes in urban India
Supervisors: A/P Dr Jan Ritchie and Dr Husna Razee


Albie Sharpe

Topic: The health, development and community-building filter: Evaluating the social outcomes of development, health promotion and human security-related interventions by Japanese development organisations in Sri Lanka
Supervisor: Dr Husna Razee


Kolitha Wickramage

Topic: Sri Lankan National Study: Community participation in Primary Health Care
Supervisors: Dr Husna Razee


Current Masters by Research Candidates

Shizar Nahidi

Topic: Mental health and psychological help-seeking among Iranian university students: a pilot study at UNSW, Sydney
Supervisor: Dr Husna Razee


Recent PhD Graduates

Peta Cox

Topic: Telling sadness: Meaning-making in representations of affective disorders in Australia since the introduction of sustained national depression initiatives
Supervisors: Professor Juliet Richters and Dr Kristy Muir, Social Policy Research Centre


Farhana Shahid

Topic: Efficacy of behavioural intervention for lifestyle change in women with history of gestational diabetes in Pakistan
Supervisor: Dr Husna Razee


Paula Watkins

Topic: 'Everybody suffers': Karen refugee women's experiences and conceptualisations of wellbeing and distress
Supervisors: Dr Husna Razee and Professor Juliet Richters